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Apres-TT: The Best Post-Race Spots

Chess Bradley

03 June 2022

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You’ve probably heard of ‘Après-Ski’: the tradition of going out after a day on the slopes to relax with some good food, drinks and, of course, great company. In the Isle of Man, we’re known for enjoying ‘Après-TT’: after the TT, there’s nothing better than enjoying the unique atmosphere of the two best weeks in the biker’s calendar. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite spots to head to after a day in the hedges.

In Douglas:

The Manx capital Douglas is perhaps the most obvious place to head to during TT. Here you can really feel the buzz of the festival. If you’re looking for a great spot to enjoy the evening sun, North Quay, which is just a stone’s throw away from the Sea Terminal, is one of the areas favoured by locals. It’s clear why: there’s a great selection of pubs serving Manx Ale and food. There’s also some fantastic restaurants- from family-friendly ‘Barbary Coast’ to ‘Épernay’, which serves cuisine inspired by continental Europe.

If you’re looking for a party atmosphere, the 1886’s Big Stage at Villiers Square is bound to be the hot spot, with big names such as Madness and Nile Rodgers & CHIC. Their permanent residence, just across the square, is also one of the island’s most popular nightlife locations- and also has a diverse menu of delicious dishes. Remember to use the discount code DUKE1886 when buying your tickets to get 5% off.

Finally, if you’re in the mood for something really different, try Extra Fancy’s latest pop-up just for TT, Moonlight Disco. The party-bar promises to take you back to Miami, 1989. This is the perfect place for anyone who loves a throwback hit, as well as some incredible cocktails.

Outside of Douglas:

It can be tempting just to stay in Douglas, but the island has a whole load more to offer! If you’re looking to enjoy the sunset, visit our very own sunset city Peel. This beachside town is full of pubs and is stunning on a summer’s evening. This is the very best place to enjoy some fish and chips- or, if you want something a bit more local, a kipper bap.

Some would also argue that TT isn’t TT without a visit to Ramsey. There is a great mix of traditional, atmospheric pubs- as well as the recently-refurbished Bar Logo, for those looking for a cocktail (and maybe even some karaoke). Ramsey is host to a few restaurants featuring different cuisines, but it is essential that TT fans visit Conrod’s locations in Ramsey, owned by TT legend Conor Cummins.

Not to be forgotten is Castletown, which features a small town centre with a big personality! The pubs and bars (including the Blind Badger Speakeasy) are vibrant, but one of the most exciting spots to visit is The Secret Pizza Company. More than just a pizza shop, the restaurant also serves as a live music venue. It’s the perfect mix of carbs, cheese, and a bit of rock and roll.

Finally, one of the most scenic places to enjoy your evening is Port Erin. While a quick Google might give you the impression that this is just a quiet seaside town- a visit to the pubs will quickly change your mind. For those looking for the true, classy ‘Apres’ experience, Foraging Vintners are known for their locally produced wines and cocktails- as well as having outdoor seating with beautiful beach views.

Wherever you find yourself after TT, you’ll find that the special buzz of the festival follows you. Remember to share all of your Apres-TT experiences with us on social media by using #TTwithduke. Enjoy and, as the Manx say, slaynt vie!